Krystal Pollitt, PhD, P.Eng.

Assistant Professor

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Environmental Health Sciences | YSPH Global Health Concentration

Yale Institute for Global Health


Dr. Pollitt’s research explores the human exposome through characterisation of environmental and biological samples using analytical and mass spectrometry (MS) techniques. Her group has developed various mass spectrometry (ICP-MS, LC-MS and GC-MS) to measure exposure to complex mixtures of trace elements and organic compounds. She has applied these exposure assessment methods in numerous in epidemiological studies. 

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Education & Training

PhD King's College London, Environmental Toxicology (2012)
MSc University of Toronto, Chemical Engineering (2008)
BSc University of Toronto, Chemical Engineering (2005)


  • MUDHRA Study Mysuru, India (2019)

    Assessment of indoor biomass smoke exposure induced adverse respiratory outcomes in women and children living in rural regions of India

  • Environmental factors in placental pathology Toronto, Canada (2019)

    The placenta is an organ that develops during pregnancy. It transfers oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the fetus and allows for the removal of waste products from the fetus. Placental changes during pregnancy are normal and important to a healthy pregnancy. Abnormal changes can occur when...

  • Shunyi Birth Cohort Beijing, China (2018)

    Personal air pollutant exposure assessment of pregnant women

  • VHEMBE Birth Cohort Thohoyandou, South Africa (2018)

    Household Air Pollution and Immune Function in South African Children

  • BAPE Study Jinan, China (2018)

    Evaluation of biomarkers of air pollutants exposure in the Chinese aged 60-69

  • Biomass Exposure and Cardiovascular Health in Children Courtenay, Canada (2018)

    This study is investigating the association between short and intermediate-term exposures to ambient PM2.5 from biomass burning and cardiovascular health in children.

  • Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition Springfield, United States (2017)

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Krystal Pollitt, PhD, P.Eng.
Lab Location
LEPH60 College Street, Fl 5 Rm 510
New Haven, CT 06510
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Environmental Health Sciences60 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510